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BSC Hampstead to offer NCUK foundation year

NCUK, an organisation which provides preparation courses for entry into a consortia of eleven UK universities, has announced British Study Centres as its newest UK partner.

NCUK, British Study CentresBritish Study Centres Hampstead has a small campus feel with a library, self-study centre and cafe. Photo: BSC

Students will graduate with a foundation year in business

Students completing the International Foundation Year Business Programme at BSC’s Hampstead campus will be guaranteed progression to one of NCUK’s universities which include the University of Manchester, University of Sheffield and Liverpool John Moores University.

“BSC have evidenced robust academic performance, experienced tutors, and modern facilities in London, one of the most attractive destinations for international students. We believe they will be a great addition to the NCUK network,” commented Georgina Jones, NCUK market development director.

“BSC have modern facilities in London, one of the most attractive destinations for international students”

Students will graduate with a NCUK foundation certificate level 5 and will be able to progress on to degrees in subjects including economics, finance and accounting. The programme will begin in October 2017 and will be available to up to 30 students.

According to NCUK, despite market concerns around Brexit and the UK’s visa and immigration policies, it has seen a growth in students enrolling on its preparation courses in the UK.

Steve Phillips, managing director of transnational education and pathways at BSC, also noted an increase in interest for academic foundation programmes at the group’s language schools. “We’ve taken steps to meet the needs of this growing segment. Whilst we consider our own programme development and other market providers, we felt the range of university progression of NCUK was second to none.”

BSC merged with Experience English last year after both were acquired by the Real Experience Group. The group operates seven locations across the UK but the IFY will only be offered at its Hampstead campus.

“BSC London Hampstead is ideal as it’s a great location for long term academic students,” Phillips told The PIE News. “It has a library, self-study centre, cafe, and outdoor terraces – like a small campus.”

In addition to BSC, the IFY is also offered in the UK at Malvern House, Chelsea Independent College and INTO Manchester. The course is also available at centres in 13 countries outside of the UK including China, Malta, Nigeria and India.

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